Medschool – VCU School of Medicine

Lisa K. Brath, M.D.

LISA K. BRATH, M.D.Outstanding Term Faculty Award, presented at 2019 VCU Convocation

Lisa Brath, M.D., is professor of medicine in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine division of the Department of Internal Medicine at the VCU School of Medicine. She is program director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship program, as well as medical director of both Respiratory Care and the Unique Pathogens Unit at the VCU Medical Center. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine and fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at the MCV Campus of VCU.

Her dedication has been apparent from the moment she joined the faculty. In her first year, she helped create a new asthma management program that focused on the underserved. She subsequently held a number of leadership roles in both education and administration.

Lisa K. Brath, M.D.

Alice Coombs, M.D., M.P.A., FCCP

AMA’s Council on Medical Service

Alice Coombs, M.D., M.P.A., FCCP, associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, has been elected to the American Medical Association’s Council on Medical Service. As part of this council, she will study and evaluate the social and economic aspects of health care and recommend relevant policy changes to improve health care delivery in a changing socioeconomic environment.

Alice Coombs, M.D., M.P.A., FCCP

Stephanie Call, M.D., M.S.P.H.

Stephanie CallEnrique Gerszten, M.D. Faculty Teaching Excellence Award,
Distinguished Teaching Award

Professor and Associate Chair for Education, Department of Internal Medicine, and Program Director for the VCUHS Internal Medicine Residency Training Program is a renowned teacher of students and residents, as well as “teacher of teachers”, supporting continuing learning by colleagues. Dr. Call’s teaching skills are routinely described as “phenomenal,” “effective,” “motivational,” “enthusiastic,” and “a calling.”

Stephanie Call, M.D., M.S.P.H.

Virginia Pallante, M.S.

Enrique Gerszten, M.D. Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

When Virginia “Ginny” Pallante, MS, Instructor, Human and Molecular Genetics, began teaching medical and graduate students, it was not anticipated that in a few years there would be a Federally-funded Human Genome Project and consumers would be buying genetic testing kits on-line. Human genetics has rapidly become foundational knowledge and practice for nearly every clinical specialty. During this transformative time, Ms. Pallante has constantly updated her teaching content to be sure students have access to the most up-to-date information, while adopting new and more effective teaching approaches to support learning.

Virginia Pallante, M.S.

Phoebe Ashley, M.D.

Irby-James Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching

Dr. Phoebe Ashley, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, joined the VCU faculty in 2014, and serves as Assistant M3 Clinical Clerkship Director for Internal Medicine. Since 2015, she has also served as co-director of the VCU Pauley Heart Center Women’s Heart Health Symposium. Dr. Ashley came to VCU after experiences in private practice, as well as in academic medicine. Her talent for bedside teaching was recognized almost immediately. “(Her) teaching style is “old school”, and at the bedside. She is an amazing clinician and diagnostician. She is an outstanding patient interviewer and her physical examination skills are nothing less

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